Posts Tagged: Suomen Sisu

A question to the Kankaanpää police: Was a proper investigation carried out on the burning of an asylum reception center in 2015?

In 2015, when a record number of asylum seekers came to Finland, a number of attacks were carried out against asylum reception centers. One of these was in Niinisalo, located a stone’s throw from Kankaanpää, where over two weeks ago a group of white Finnish terrorist suspects was detained by the police. While a lot

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Mikael Kallavuo: Mihin kohtiin demokratia–fasismi -akselilla Jussi Halla-ahon näkökulmat sijoittuvat?

Toimittaja Lauri Nurmen tekemä Jussi Halla-ahon epävirallinen elämäkerta -teos auttaa syvemmin ymmärtämään perussuomalaisten puheenjohtajan poliittisia päämääriä. Tuskinpa kovin moni edes tietää, kuinka tiiviit kytkökset Jussi Halla-aholla on äärioikeistolaisena ja jopa fasistisena pidettyyn Suomen Sisuun. Aluksi keskustelu- ja kirjallisuuspiirinä toimineessa Suomen Sisun perustajien Thule-ryhmässä luettiin monia Natsi-Saksan ja äärioikeistolaisten kuuluvia teoksia. Lukemistoon kuuluu muun muassa ”Ku Klux Klanin entisen suurvisiirin, antisemitistin ja valkoisen

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The new PS youth association is led by Nazi-spirited Suomen Sisu members

The Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party decided today to found a new youth association after the previous one, PS Youth, was replaced by a new one called Perussuomalainen nuoriso, or unofficially Young Perusssuomalaiset, reports Helsingin Sanomat. Last week, the former PS Youth turned down a motion from the parent party to change the bylaws and force its

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UPDATE (August 30): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link. August 30 Suomen Sisun jäsenmäärä räjähti – päivittää monitulkintaisena pidetyn periaateohjelmansa – (MTV3) What’s wrong with this story? Let’s begin with the headline, which claims that

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Jussi Jalonen: Timo Soini ja suomalainen äärioikeisto

Jussi Jalonen      Ulkoministeri ja peruspomo Timo Soini on tänään palaillut lomiltaan ja ottanut saman tien kantaa kohta pari viikkoa velloneeseen kohuun kansanedustaja Olli Immosen lausuntojen ympärillä. Samassa yhteydessä Soini tuomitsi jyrkästi myös kansallisen vastarintaliikkeen tuoreen mellakoinnin Jyväskylässä ja rinnasti rettelöinnin Tampereen toissavuotisiin itsenäisyyspäivän rettelöihin. Soinin sananvalinta on sikäli erikoinen, että kukaan ei ole varsinaisesti milloinkaan odottanut

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PS MP of Finland ready to patrol streets and take law into his own hands

Remember what people said when the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* won their historic election victory in 2011? ”Nothing is going to happen you’ll see…they’ll soon implode like the Rural Party did in the 1970s…” some said playing down the whole matter. After almost four years, the PS continues to polarize society by instilling fear and fueling racism

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Extremist Suomen Sisu is extremist Suomen Sisu no matter how you word it

One of the characteristics of extremist groups in Finland is that they want to convince you that they’re “mainstream and normal.” A good example of the latter is Suomen Sisu, a Finnish white supremacist association, which announced on Yle that it wants to sharpen its mission statement, which it claims leaves too much room for

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Suomen Sisu tests Finland’s tolerance for hate

If you want a good view of the type of Finland a far right association like Suomen Sisu wants to build, check out the invitation to their 15th anniversary celebration at the Santahamina Military Base near Helsinki. The invitation states at the end:  “Santahamina is a military zone where only Finnish citizens have access to

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The repackaging and marketing of hate by anti-immigration parties and groups in Finland

Migrant Tales has shown on a number of blogs how neo-fascist groups like Golden Dawn of Greece, Hungary’s Jobbik and our own Finnish version of the latter, the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party, are examples of the growing intolerance in Europe. Any sensible immigrant, visible minority and European should be worried by the situation.  In Finland, our

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Suomen Sisu and its red herrings: Radical Islamists are now gaining a foothold in Finland

Suomen Sisu, a far right anti-immigration association, said in a statement today that it was concerned about “radical Islamists” gaining a foothold in  Finland after Anjem Courdary’s visit to Helsinki on Thursday.   Is the extremist association were honest, it would take a good look at itself in the mirror and warn us as well about

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What separates our counterjihadists from jihadists?

Anjem Choudary took part in a talk in Helsinki Thursday about freeing Muslim hostages. The Muslim cleric has said a lot of controversial things in the past like Islam will overrun Europe and that Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama should be killed. He’s even predicted that a “tsunami” of Muslim immigrants will sweep

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The long battle for ethnic equality has begun in Sweden and Finland

One wonders how Sweden’s embattled migration minister, Tobias Billström, could make his “blonde, blue-eyed” comment on asylum seekers and get away with it without losing his job.  Here in Finland we give prime television time to representatives of  racist association like Suomen Sisu, whose views on cultural diversity don’t vary greatly from the U.S. American Nazi

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How far to the right will the PS and Suomen Sisu take Finland?

Even if Suomen Sisu president Olli Immonen and Jussi Halla-aho, both MPs of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party, tried to assure television viewers Thursday on A-Talk that the association is neither racist nor far right, nothing could be further from the truth.  In order to keep immigrants and visible minorities disenfranchised, Suomen Sisu must come up

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Timo Soini and Olli Immonen, the foxes in the chicken coop

Perussuomalaiset (PS) chairman Timo Soini was asked Tuesday by YLE what he thought about PS MP Olli Immonen being elected as the new chairman of Suomen Sisu, an extremist anti-immigration association. Soini offered his usual cock-and-bull answer by comparing Suomen Sisu to a harmless hunting, farming or youth association. It appears that YLE has learned a

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PS MP Hirvisaari now says he was “pressured” to resign from Suomen Sisu

Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP James Hirvisaari, who was convicted for ethnic agitation in December, announced Saturday on Twitter that he was “pressured” to resign from the extremist Suomen Sisu association. He announced on Friday that he was resigning from Suomen Sisu because he was too old to belong to “a youth organization.” Hirvisaari tweets, “The truth:

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Counterjihad Trojan Horse in Finland

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik cited five Finnish groups in his manifesto, 2083 – A European Declaration of Independence. These were the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party, Suomen Sisu, Suomalaisuuden liitto, Suomen kansan sinivalkoiset and Vapaan Suomen liitto, according to a report by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO). Writes YLE in English: “Texts similar to the manifest

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Far-right violence spreads across Europe – what about Finland?

As the euro financial crisis deepens so does the rise of far-right violence across Europe, according to a report by the Institute of Race Relations. Finland stands out as one of the 100 cases documented by the report. It states that academics studying immigration in this country are forced to withdraw from public discussion rather

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Migrant Tales March 15, 2012: Finland’s darkest period 2011-15

In the future, when Finnish historians of different ethnic backgrounds look at the present parliamentary term 2011-15,  they will most likely conclude that it was the darkest period for Finland and immigrants in the new century.  A prelude to this sombre period were  the municipal election of 2008 and how it reflected a shift in

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Who are the PS’ powerbrokers: Suomen Sisu or Timo Soini?

Perussuomalaiset (PS) party chairperson Timo Soini’s silence after the Supreme Court announced that it would fine PS MP Jussi Halla-aho for defaming a religion and inciting ethnic hatred, speaks volumes about the power struggles in the right-wing populist party.   Who are the PS’ powerbrokers today: the extremist Suomen Sisu wing led by Halla-aho, or

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Hommaforum stoops to new depths by “defaming” adolescent

Hommaforum is a forum closely linked to Perussuomalaiset (PS) party MP Jussi Halla-aho’s blog, Scripta, and to Suomen Sisu, a far-right extremist association. Even if Hommaforum and Scripta are only smears of hatred that splash on Finland’s good name, they don’t care whom they tar and feather as long as they have a good time. But to attack and defame publicly a brave adolescent, Rebecca Holm, who spoke out against racism, shows how low they will go to make their point.

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Hommaforum stoops to new depths by "defaming" adolescent

Hommaforum is a forum closely linked to Perussuomalaiset (PS) party MP Jussi Halla-aho’s blog, Scripta, and to Suomen Sisu, a far-right extremist association. Even if Hommaforum and Scripta are only smears of hatred that splash on Finland’s good name, they don’t care whom they tar and feather as long as they have a good time. But to attack and defame publicly a brave adolescent, Rebecca Holm, who spoke out against racism, shows how low they will go to make their point.

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Three anti-immigration PS MPs will pay Hirvisaari's fine for hate speech

Three far-right anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS) MPs, Juho Eerola, Jussi Halla-aho and Olli Immonen, announced today in a statement that they will pay PS MP James Hirvisaari’s 1,424-euro fine slapped for hate speech by a Kouvola court in December. The statement, which was signed the three PS MPs, states that the fine was politically motivated.

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Three anti-immigration PS MPs will pay Hirvisaari’s fine for hate speech

Three far-right anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS) MPs, Juho Eerola, Jussi Halla-aho and Olli Immonen, announced today in a statement that they will pay PS MP James Hirvisaari’s 1,424-euro fine slapped for hate speech by a Kouvola court in December. The statement, which was signed the three PS MPs, states that the fine was politically motivated.

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Iltalehti: Perussuomalaisten ehdokas: Holokaustia on liioiteltu

Eduskuntaan pyrkii holokaustin kyseenalaistaja ja rotujen sekoittumista vastustava. Kansanedustajuutta tavoittelee useita perussuomalaisia ehdokkaita, jotka ovat allekirjoittaneet maahanmuuttovastaisen ns. nuivan manifestin. Osalla ehdokkaista on läheiset suhteet äärikansalliseen Suomen Sisuun.

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